Classes and Workshops are one of the best ways to get through to your own artistic talents. The basic disciplines of the art of painting will help any artist learn and grow. But more importantly, artists need to establish a firm foundation on which to be themselves -- without it, you could spend years getting through what should be just the beginning!


All workshops are limited to 12 students with a minimum of 5. We will be painting the beautiful hills, ranches and beaches of the west Petaluma area en plein air. Daily demonstrations will emphasize seeing the abstract design in the landscape. Painting (all prima) the direct approach, seeing the big shapes, and relationships of grays to color and color harmony, aka the F.I.S.H. School of Color. You will learn the importance of observation rather than the use of formulas, and to paint what you actually see and feel. We explore composition, design, value and color harmony, brushwork and edges. I take beginners to professional, all levels are welcome. Each day starts with a demo, after which you will get to paint and put into practice what you have learned. Demos are directed toward oil painting, but are applicable to all painting media. I work individually with each student, and everyone gets plenty of attention from me!


For my local workshops in the West Sonoma/Marin County area, we meet at our first day location, which you will be notified of the week prior (with considerations to weather). Our schedule is 9:00am until 4pm each day, with a break for lunch mid-day. For plein air workshops we will likely meet at different locations each day. Transportation is not included during the workshop; you must provide your own vehicle or ride with a friend. You will also need your own supplies. A supply list and all workshop information will be sent to you once your payment is received. Your payment is fully refundable 30 days or more prior to the works, but non-refundable 29 days or less.

What students are saying:


"I’d LOVE to have you teach me a lot!  Looking forward to it!  I never had anyone really explain so

much to me as you did today… It was ENLIGHTENING!  Thanks so much!"


September 7, 8, 9, 2018


Mendocino Plein Air Workshop




Join award-winning artist and gifted teacher Jeanette Le Grue for this 3-day workshop in and around the beautiful and scenic coastal town of Mendocino, CA. Plus, it just so happens that the Mendocino Plein Air event begins September 17th - so you can hit two birds with one stone!


Meet daily for demos, instruction, painting, and constructive critiquing. Share some meals, camaraderie, and enjoy the beauty.


We will explore composition, design, value and color harmony, brushwork, and more - with lots of personal attention. You're going to learn so much!


For beginner to advanced.


 Reserve your spot today!


Studio 55

Studio 55

Studio 55

Martinez, CA - October 6 & 7, 2018


Join me for this rare two day workshop in the East Bay. 

Plan your painting and paint your plan, simplifying and organizing your painting so that you capture the essence of your subject. Feel how relationships between light and shadow express emotion. Jeanette is a “hands-on” teacher. Through lectures, demos, and individual daily critique at the easel, each student will grow in their ability and discover their own strengths. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to reserve your spot, visit: STUDIO 55 MARTINEZ.








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